Teacher of Maths

Bedford Free SchoolBedford

Teacher of Maths for 1st September 2021 start but an earlier date may be considered for the right candidate

Salary: £25,714 - £41,604 depending on experience.


Want a SLT who visibly support staff? Want to teach and lead where pupils behave impeccably at all times?

Then you will be interested in our oversubscribed 11-16 school in the centre of Bedford. Whilst these are uncertain times we are still looking to recruit the very best staff for the next academic year and this post represents an exciting opportunity to join a talented and successful maths department.


At BFS our values drive everything that we do and as a result our teachers enjoy impeccable behaviour in lessons and hardworking, highly motivated students. Open for just 8 years, Bedford Free School is a genuinely comprehensive school that provides a knowledge-based education for students of all backgrounds. We teach an unashamedly academic curriculum consisting of the best that has been thought and said, and as you would expect, maths is at the heart of this.


With waiting lists in each year group and GCSE results placing us amongst the top schools locally, we have quickly become a hugely popular school. Demand for places is very high as parents want the combination of a BFS education and our distinctive small school feel for their children.

We’re looking for people who want to be the best. You will be excellent in the classroom and an inspiring character who is willing to lead by example, but will also contribute positively to wider school life. Most of all, you will be clear that education is a great leveler and work hard to help us achieve our goal of preparing every student to go to university.


We have a curriculum that is written in advance by the Head of Department with support from the team. We have a fully staffed department, and we always recruit subject-specialists. You will therefore be working with a team of subject-specialists.

The department at Bedford Free School is housed in 4 dedicated classrooms, each equipped with interactive whiteboards, projectors, and mathematics equipment. Mathematics teachers have a maximum of 5 classes and have a departmental office which provides a quiet working space and the opportunity for the close-knit team to come together regularly.


Career development is a priority - there will be opportunities to work on whole school priorities and gain the experience required to progress into senior leadership in due course. Additionally, we offer financial assistance for relevant post graduate study and support for middle leaders wishing to apply to become Specialist Leaders of Education. We have partnerships with a number of local training providers, the Institute for Teaching, and with Inspiration Trust in Norfolk. You will be joining us at an exciting time – our multi-academy trust will expand soon, and is sure to create exciting opportunities for our staff in the future.

There are no unwieldy and impossible marking policies, no written reports, our pupils’ behaviour is impeccable supported by same-day whole-school sanctions where necessary - delivered centrally so teachers are not chasing, and Senior Leaders have a very high profile to ensure that you are supported to develop.

Thank you for your interest in teaching at BFS.  We usually encourage candidates to visit the school but you will appreciate this is difficult in the current circumstances. However, please have a look at our website, including our virtual tour and welcome video:


We also have some recordings of our day to day routines we can share, so feel free to get in touch to learn more about our school in action, virtually meet our staff and pupils and get a real feel for the hardworking, happy atmosphere we have here.

For a confidential discussion about the position contact Esther Logan, PA to the Principal on 01234 332290 or email elogan@bedfordfreeschool.co.uk

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close this post / interview early should a suitable candidate apply.  Previous unsuccessful applicants should not apply.

Small school, big curriculum, infinite possibilities.

We are a small school, where teachers and students know each other and look out for each other. Safeguarding children enrolled at the School is of paramount importance, and we are fully committed to the protection and safe care of our students. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.

We have our own salary scale and we have created a significant remuneration package for the right person.

To apply, please either download and complete the application form that can be found on the TES website or on the Bedford Free School Website (www.bedfordfreeschool.co.uk). Please then send completed applications to recruitment@bedfordfreeschool.co.uk

Closing date: Monday 19th April 2021 at 09.00am

Interview date: Week commencing 19th April 2021 – Interviews to be conducted remotely – Details to follow

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Bedford Free School


Bedford Free School
Cauldwell HouseCauldwell StreetBedfordBedfordshireMK42 9ADUnited Kingdom
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